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Episode Info: In Episode 32, Cristina talks about her job as Senior Books Editor at Bustle and her path to that job, Bustle’s approach to recommending books, and shares her book recommendations (some by Latina authors). PLUS – You can now get bonus podcast content by supporting Sarah’s Book Shelves Live on Patreon! Check out details here and sign up here! This post contains affiliate links, through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!). Highlights Cristina’s path to becoming Senior Books Editor at Bustle. How Cristina’s path would have been different had she known about all the book jobs that existed right when she graduated college. The qualities Cristina looks for when bringing on new freelancers or contractors. Cristina’s main job responsibilities. Bustle’s approach to recommending books. How Cristina organizes the ARCs and decides which of them to read. Cristina’s take on the January 2020 releases so far (yes, already!). One of Cristina’s favorite “bad reviews” of all time. How Cristina and I try to fit backlist books into our reading lives. Cristina’s experience attending the National Book Awards. What it’s like to compile Bustle’s Best Books of the Year lists. Cristina’s Book Recommendations Two OLD Books She Loves I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O’Farrell | Buy from Amazon [21:41] Author Megan Abbott (particularly The Fever) | Buy from Amazon [23:53] Two NEW Books She Loves Sabrina & Corina: Storiesby Kali Fajardo-Anstine | Buy from Amazon [25:58] Optic Nerve by Maria Gainza | Buy from Amazon [28:21] One Book She DIDN’T Love Eligibleby Curtis Sittenfeld | Buy from Amazon [32:48] One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About Wild Gameby Adrienne Brodeur (Release Date: October 15, 2019) | Buy from Amazon [35:52] Other Books Mentioned This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:19] You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:53] Give Me Your Handby Megan Abbott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:53] Dare Me by Megan Abbott | Buy from Amazon [23:53] The Fever by Megan Abbott (My Review) | Buy from Amazon [23:53] The Outline Trilogy by Rachel Cusk | Buy from Amazon [28:48] Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld | Buy from Amazon [33:15] Pride & Prejudiceby Jane Austen | Buy from Amazon [33:15] The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett Graff | Buy from Amazon [41:33] Other Links Bustle Books Kali Fajardo-Anstine on Instagram New York Times review of Optic Nerve  Lit Hub‘s profile of Maria Gainza  Ursula K. Le Guin’s review of Eligible (The Guardian) Details about Wild Game’s publishing deal and film rights “We’re the Only Plane in the Sky” by Garrett Graff (Politico Magazine) “The 20 Best New Books of Fall 2019, According to Authors” (Bustle) About Cristina Instagram | Twitter Cristina Mari Arreola is the Senior Books Editor at Bustle, where she writes about literary fictio...
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